What You Need to Think About When Organizing Catering for Your Wedding

Posted November 19, 2021 by in Lifestyle

You need to think about many things when planning a wedding, and this can be what gets overwhelming. While you might be preoccupied with table settings, finding a venue, or getting the perfect wedding dress, you do need to be mindful about what you choose to serve your guests for dinner. If you haven’t yet settled on your catering options, here are some tips to help you find the best wedding food for your big day:

Remember Your Budget

Feeding your guests can be one of the most expensive aspects of having a wedding, especially if you have invited 50+ guests. This is why it’s important to figure out how much you can afford to spend on catering before you even start thinking about menus. This way, when you do start speaking to caterers, you can tell them your budget straight away, and they can show you what they can offer for that price, and you won’t get your heart set on something that you can’t afford. Hence, many restaurants, such as Italian cuisine St. Louis  provide wedding packages at different price points which will help you to choose the best package according to your guest’s quantity to make your wedding wonderful.

Does Your Venue Offer Catering?

Many wedding venues will cater to your event as part of the package, and they won’t likely allow you to use an external catering service, either. This is why when you are looking at venues, you should always ask about what catering they provide and ask to see some samples of menus before you decide in case you don’t like what they have to offer.

Hiring a Catering Service

If the venue you have hired doesn’t offer a catering service, then you will have to organize this yourself. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find wedding catering near you, but don’t leave it too late to book something as they are likely to be in high demand. However, make sure that you look at a few different options to compare prices and menus. 

Crowd-pleasing Dishes

Feeding a large crowd of people isn’t always easy, which is why you can usually find chicken, beef, fish, and a vegetarian dish on most wedding catering menus. If you want your wedding to be a bit different, you should consider looking at hiring a catering service or perhaps even one or two food trucks that can offer different cuisines? For example, woodfired pizzas are always popular, or perhaps burgers or hot dogs if you want a more relaxed, carnival vibe for your big day. Whichever catering style you choose, make sure you’re serving food that most people will like and always check the dietary requirements of your guests, too.

What’s Your Wedding Theme?

Finally, you need to make sure that your catering choice best reflects the style of the wedding you have chosen. For example, for more formal and traditional weddings, a sit-down meal would work best. If you want to try something more laid back, food trucks, as mentioned above, would work well, or you could put on a buffet-style spread that your guests can help themselves to. 

There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding, but when it comes to choosing your catering options, use the tips above to help you make your decision.

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